Dampier Sea Temperature

Looking to find out what the sea water temperature in Dampier is for today and the next few days? Below are data and charts that will give you information about sea temperatures in Dampier and nearby locations.

Water temperature in Dampier right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Dampier, Australia on 5th October 2022.

23.89° C

(75° F)

  • yesterday: 24.12° C (75.42° F)
  • a week ago: 24.75° C (76.55° F)

Water at this temperature is very pleasant to swim in and if you tend to wear a wetsuit when swimming, you might consider removing it now to avoid the body overheating.

The average sea temperature for Dampier on October 5th over the last 10 years is 24.38° C (75.89° F), with a low temperature of 23.81° C (74.86° F) and a high of 25.69° C (78.24° F).

Analysis and forecast for Dampier water temperatures

The water temperature in Dampier today is lower than the average temperature of 24.38° C (75.89° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 5th October 2021, was 23.84° C (74.91° F).

The chart and table below shows the change in water temperature in Dampier over the last 30 days:

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
October 5 23.89° C 75° F
October 4 24.12° C 75.42° F
October 4 24.12° C 75.42° F
October 3 24.36° C 75.85° F
October 2 24.49° C 76.08° F
October 1 24.25° C 75.65° F
September 30 24.08° C 75.34° F
September 29 24.29° C 75.72° F
September 28 24.75° C 76.55° F
September 27 24.42° C 75.96° F
September 26 24.18° C 75.52° F
September 25 24.43° C 75.97° F
September 24 24.64° C 76.35° F
September 23 24.66° C 76.39° F
September 22 24.41° C 75.94° F
September 21 24.35° C 75.83° F
September 20 24.13° C 75.43° F
September 19 24.3° C 75.74° F
September 18 24.59° C 76.26° F
September 17 24.53° C 76.15° F
September 16 24.44° C 75.99° F
September 15 24.41° C 75.94° F
September 14 24.46° C 76.03° F
September 13 24.43° C 75.97° F
September 12 24.38° C 75.88° F
September 11 24.08° C 75.34° F
September 10 23.93° C 75.07° F
September 9 24° C 75.2° F
September 8 24.02° C 75.24° F
September 7 23.78° C 74.8° F

The actual nearshore temperatures may vary by several degrees and this can also be heavily affected by weather. Strong winds can cause cold, deep waters to replace the surface waters that had been warmed by the sun, and heavy rain can also reduce the temperature of the sea surface temperature as well.

Water temperature in Dampier by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Dampier.

For more detailed information on how the sea temperature in Dampier changes for each month of the year, choose from the months below.

Dampier map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Dampier

The highest temperature in Australia today is 28.69° C (83.64° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Austins Ferry, where the temperature of the water is 12.16° C (53.89° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Dampier?

The ocean covers about 71% of the Earth's surface, and scientists record the sea surface temperature (SST) of locations such as Dampier because they want to understand and learn how the ocean communicates with the atomosphere of Earth.

SST is one measure that provides information on the global climate, and it can be used to predict the weather in Dampier as well as atmospheric model simulations and to study marine ecosystems in the area.

Data source and citation

Raw data for the calculations made to find the sea surface temperature in Dampier comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and their 1/4° daily Optimum Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature.

The water temperature data is constructed by combining observations from different platforms (satellites, ships, buoys, and Argo floats) on a regular global grid. A spatially complete sea surface temperature map is then built by interpolating to fill in gaps in the data.

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